We’ve recently seen several news articles discussing the ongoing substitute teacher shortage. This problem does not just affect our district, but also nearly all schools on a county, state and national level.
Last Thursday, I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at CVHS’s National Honor Society Induction. On behalf of our school board, administration, staff and CV community, I want to commend all of the new students accepted into this prestigious organization. I thought I would again recognize these students by sharing my remarks with you below. Best of luck to all of the members of the National Honor Society!
Each year, Conestoga Valley recognizes alumni who have found great success in both their lives and careers post-CV. This year, I want to extend congratulations to our 2016-2017 Distinguished Alumni (in order of graduation year): Janine (Snead) Hiller ’75, Kathy (Kaufhold) Phillips ’86, and Jonathan Groff ’03.
As we start to settle into the 2016-17 school year, we hope you join us in celebrating CV at our fifth-annual Back to School Night with the Lancaster Barnstormers, which will take place this Thursday, Sept. 1.
I want to thank everyone on their efforts for another successful opening as we usher in the 2016/17 school year! Special thanks go out to our team members who assisted with the breakfast event on Monday before school started, especially most of our School Board members who greeted and served breakfast to our staff. We are not sure we will use this same format every year, but I do agree with the many folks who shared with me that it was again a great way to start the year!
On behalf of our school board, administration, staff and CV community, I offered the Class of 2016 last week our congratulations on their wonderful achievement and conveyed our best wishes for our graduates’ continued success in the future. I thought it would be appropriate to share my remarks to the graduates with you. Best wishes to all for a safe and rewarding summer!
Here we are. After what has been, at times, a challenging year for our school community, we are one week away from the signature event of our school year: CV High School’s 58th Commencement and the awarding of diplomas to graduates in the Class of 2016.
On Monday, our school board approved a preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year that takes the unusual step of raising taxes above the limit set by the state government. The administration did not make this recommendation lightly, and the board debated its merits thoughtfully and thoroughly. I want to explain several of the reasons for this move.